Sep 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Post pointers to conferences and publications that are focused on social networks and visualization.
Sep 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Proposals Submission Deadline: 30 October 2008
Full Chapters Due: 30 December 2008
Computational Social Networks Analysis: Trends, Tools and Research Advance
A book edited by Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Aboul-Ella Hassanien, and Václav
Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and dynamics of diverse kinds
of people or people-to-technology interaction. Web 2.0 has enabled a new generation of Web-based
communities, social networks, and folksonomies to facilitate collaboration among different communities.
Social network analysis is a rapidly growing field within the Web intelligence domain. The recent developments
in Web 2.0 have provided more opportunities to investigate the dynamics and structure of Web-based social networks.
Recent trends also indicate the usage of social networks as a key feature for next generation usage and exploitation of
the Web. This book provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the ethological approach to social behavior
in animals (including the study of animal tracks and learning by members of the same species)
with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation,
the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks.
The main topics cover the design and use of various computational
intelligence tools and software, simulations of social networks,
representation and analysis of social networks, use of semantic
networks in the design and community-based research issues such as knowledge
discovery, privacy and protection, and visualization.
Objective of the Book
In this book, we aim at gathering the latest advances of various topics in intelligence social
networks and reporting how organizations can gain competitive advantages by applying the different
emergent techniques in the real-world scenarios. Chapters and studies which
couple the intelligence techniques and theories with specific networks technology problems are cordially invited. Survey articles that emphasize the research and application of intelligence social networks in a particular domain are greatly welcome.
The primary target audience for the book includes researchers, scholars,
postgraduate students and developers who are interested in intelligence social
networks research and related issues. The book will provide reviews of the cutting–edge
technologies and insights for SN-based systems. In particular, the book will be valuable companion
and comprehensive reference for both postgraduate and senior undergraduate students who are taking a
course in Social Intelligence. The book will be organized in self-contained chapters to provide greatest
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks.
o Intelligent Visualization of Social Network Analysis
o Intelligent social network
o Social Network Mining
o Social Networks and Social Intelligence
o Web Site Clustering
o Link Topology and Site Hierarchy
o Theories of Small-World Web
o Virtual and Web Communities
o Security, privacy and trust
o Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems
o Web-Based Cooperative Work
o Knowledge Community Formation and Support
o Ubiquitous Computing
o Intelligent Wireless Web
o Ubiquitous Learning Systems
o Social network analysis of communities of practice
o Network evolution and growth mechanisms
o Information diffusion in social networks
o Affiliation networks
o Epidemics and rumors in networks
o Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation
o Effects of network structure and dynamics on knowledge transfer and sharing
o Intra- and inter-organizational networks
o Social capital, structural holes and Simmelian ties
o Online communities and computer networks
o Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
o Infrastructure and Tools for e-Social network
o Interdisciplinary Research and e-Social network
o International Collaborations in e-Social network
Researchers and practitioners are kindly invited to upload on or before Oct. 30 2008 a preliminary
title and a short abstract of their chapter at:
This will facilitate the planning of the review process.
Careful preparation of the manuscripts will help keep production time short and ensure satisfactory appearance of the finished book. Please prepare the manuscript using the author guidelines as follows:
- Each chapter must be self-contained and not exceed 30 pages,
- Please centralize all tables and figures with appropriate legends,
- Please carefully check for typos inside the text, figures, legends, etc.
- All equations must be numbered and please try to use standard fonts.
- Produce a LaTeX version of your chapter using the template provided in the
(see Author Guidelines)
Sep 9, 2008 at 6:06 PM
The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). Located at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, USA, Sunbelt XXIX will provide an interdisciplinary
venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, and others to present current work in the area of social networks.
Workshops and conference sessions will allow individuals interested in theory, methods, or applications of social network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests. Workshops will occupy the afternoon
on Tuesday, March 10th, and the morning on Wednesday, March 11th.
Social Networks and the network perspective have been recognized as relevant and important in a number of areas of inquiry. Currently, INSNA has over 1000 members and more people than ever are interested in
attending and presenting their work at Sunbelt conferences. To accommodate such a large number (500 to 560) of papers, there will be five paper sessions and six to eight poster seminar sessions running concurrently. Presentations of papers will begin at 1:00
on Wednesday afternoon and continue through to noon on Sunday, the 15th.
The number of concurrent paper sessions will be kept to five, with 20-minutes for each paper. There will also be six to eight 60-minute poster sessions, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and a lunch break
an hour and forty minutes long to preserve open time for participants to engage in conversation and discussions of research strategies, results, and applications.
Sep 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM
WWW 2009: Social Networks and Web 2.0
Today a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services - such as social networking sites, wikis and folksonomies - account for a significant portion of web traffic and content generation. The term Web 2.0 has been coined to embrace such collaborative
applications and also to indicate a "social" approach to generating and distributing Web content, characterized by open communication, decentralization of authority, and freedom to share and re-use. Implicit and explicit in many Web 2.0 applications
are social networks, through which users share and filter content, collaborate, seek information, and interact socially on the Web.
The Web 2.0 and Social Network Track provides a unique forum both for describing innovative collaborative and open applications, and data sharing scenarios, as well as novel technologies and methodologies for building and managing these applications. We
welcome contributions relating to specific classes of applications as well as to cross-cutting issues. Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- E-Communities and Web-based collaboration
- Ethnographic and data mining* analysis of online communities including blogs, online social networking and social media sites, and tagging systems
- Temporal and community evolution of Wikipedia and other open collaborative efforts
- Social network analysis of online environments, including community discovery and structure
- Social reputation and recommendation systems, trust management
- Collaborative filtering and content ranking using social media
- Data management in collaborative open applications
- Assured data sharing and integration of access control policies
- Data sharing incentives and risks
- Metadata and annotation management
- Intellectual property and DRM in Web 2.0 applications
- Data and workflow provenance across Web 2.0 applications
- Web standards for collaborative applications
- Experience reports and case studies for collaborative open applications.
Papers whose main contribution is the development of novel data mining techniques, as opposed to applications to the social networks and Web 2.0 domain, should be submitted to the data mining track.
Paper formatting requirements are provided on the
- Lada Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
- Vladimir Soroka, IBM Research, Israel